Tag: Tyre retail

Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

Goodyear starts direct online tyre retail in Europe

3rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has launched a direct to consumer online tyre retail solution in the European market. The roll-out begins with a pilot project in Germany. The direct-to-consumer approach is said to be in addition to existing distribution channels. Based at goodyear.com/shop, the site aims to “seamlessly plan the purchase from choosing the right tyre to assembling with a local trading partner”.

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Pirelli takes tyre hotel concept to Dubai

Pirelli takes tyre hotel concept to Dubai

2nd December 2019 | 0 Comments

In mid-October Pirelli introduced its Pirelli Tyre Hotel concept to Dubai. The temperature-controlled facility at Pirelli’s P Zero World in Dubai is fitted with custom-designed racks designed to enhance health and longevity of tyres. The concept was first introduced by Pirelli at its Tyre Performance Centre in Burton-on-Trent, England.

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Point S collaborating with BCC Automotive in Singapore

Point S collaborating with BCC Automotive in Singapore

2nd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Point S is expanding in Singapore thanks to closer cooperation with BCC Automotive group, which specializes in car care. According to the company, this collaboration provides consumers with access to a network of sales outlets that can meet all their car needs including maintenance, repair and tyres.

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What keeps drivers visiting the same garage?

What keeps drivers visiting the same garage?

26th November 2019 | 0 Comments

The UK aftermarket is a competitive environment, comprised of tens of thousands of repairers, roughly half of whom are independent garages. With an estimated car parc of 32.5 million passenger cars, garage visits that will be made in the UK this year create a valuable marketplace. Local, regional and national agents need to understand how to fine-tune their workshops and services to build client loyalty.

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Quick Lane opens new Colchester centre

Quick Lane opens new Colchester centre

20th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre opened its new Colchester branch today as the brand continues its UK and European growth.

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Pirelli opens fifth P Zero World in Melbourne, Australia

Pirelli opens fifth P Zero World in Melbourne, Australia

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Melbourne, Australia has become the fifth location for Pirelli’s global flagship P Zero World retail store. The new opening follows Los Angeles (2016), Munich (2017), Monaco (2018), and Dubai (2019) as the latest site for the brand’s “boutique store for tyres” concept. P Zero World stocks Pirelli’s most exclusive products alongside bespoke services for owners of sports and luxury cars.

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McConechy’s Tyre Service Ltd sold to Halfords for £8.5 million

McConechy’s Tyre Service Ltd sold to Halfords for £8.5 million

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords Group plc bought McConechy's Tyre Service Limited, the sixth-largest tyre retail business in the UK, on 7 November 2019 for £8.5 million. This makes the newly-expanded Halfords Autocentres the second largest tyre retailer in the UK.

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Halfords and Mobivia forge long term sourcing alliance

Halfords and Mobivia forge long term sourcing alliance

13th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Halfords and Mobivia have forged a joint purchasing alliance relating to own-brand products. The idea is to offer “more effective joint product development and greater innovation in both companies' motoring and cycling ranges”.

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New Bridgegate Tyres expands with Odyssey

New Bridgegate Tyres expands with Odyssey

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre retailer and autocentre New Bridgegate Tyres Ltd, which is based in Barnard Castle and Newton Aycliffe, recently opened a new depot on Tyneside to maintain its fast breakdown response times throughout the North East. To assist its aim, Odyssey, the Tees Valley-based telecommunications and technology company, installed a fully hosted telephone system at its Gateshead facility.

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Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

Tirescanner.com live in 42 US states, multi-million dollar funding close

7th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than a year after Tirescanner.com was founded, at the start of November, the business reported that it is live in Florida. This means Tirescanner already covers 1200 postcodes codes, matching consumers with products from a range of hundreds of thousands of tyres and – crucially – connecting them with “the best local retailers”. At the moment this works on a next day install, but the plan is to take this to a same-day level. And more states are said to be coming fast. We’re used to pretty rapid progress when it comes to dotcom start-ups, but such fast growth is more understandable when you consider that Tirescanner is driven by Blackcircles.com founder Mike Welch. Tyres & Accessories recently caught up with Welch in order to find out how the company plans to continue and sustain this growth.

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ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

With mobile tyre fitment becoming increasingly popular for motorists and being an enterprising addition for tyre retailers, demand for mobile tyre service vehicles has increased. Along with increased demand for mobile tyre vehicles comes the need for on-board power solutions.

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Axle Group hails success of £12 million investment in National Tyres

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Executive Board of Axle Group Holding Limited has reported “significant growth” in the 18 months since it announced its three-year, £12 million inward investment strategy in March 2018. According to the company, the investment has three core pillars:

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Kwik Fit Italy now at 57 centres

21st October 2019 | 0 Comments

Kwik Fit’s first Italy National Convention has taken place in Milan, celebrating the network’s growth to 57 centres. The event, with its title "Choose Kwik Fit. Being Kwik Fit” highlighted the strength of the Kwik Fit brand, with specific reference to Italy, and focused on the shared values of the company and its franchisees.

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First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

First Stop names Mark Widdows as retail manager

17th October 2019 | 0 Comments

First Stop has recruited Mark Widdows to the senior position of UK retail network manager after working with Goodyear Dunlop for 20 years, where he latterly served as national franchise manager for the HiQ network. The recruitment is seen as a statement of intent, as First Stop aims to grow its network and position itself as a major player in the fast-fit sector.

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Point S enters China

Point S enters China

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Point S has moved into the Chinese market in cooperation with local partner Suremoov. Suremoov brings 950 franchised outlets with it into the international Point S network. The Suremoov brand has been in existence since 2004 and specialises in bodywork and car care.

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